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Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Baird Angry Boy Brown AleBaird Angry Boy Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

85 Reviews
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Reviews: 85
Hads: 143
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-19-2003

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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 143
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a half inch of long-lasting head and good lacing. Had a brown color and somewhat cloudy consistency.

S: Smelled of roasted malt, sugars and a nuttiness.

T: Flavored with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a nutty quality. Not badly done.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This is a drinkable, well-made beer. A good example of an English brown ale not actually from England. (465 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inviting aroma is strong and malty with a nice undertone of fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Pours with a VERY thick and fluffy, and fairly persistent, cream-white head. Beer itself is a clear, warm mahogany. Flavor is very pleasing, malty with an undertone of hoppy bitterness and hints of fruit and honey sweetness. Texture is very smooth, slightly tingly, quite pleasant. (374 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle without a freshness date pours a very clear crimson color with a large, thick and impressive tan foam. Lacing is pretty sick and retention is quite good.

Nose is equal parts dark fruit and caramel sweet malt. Macerated raisins with some prominent yeast esters. Not bad and British Brown Ale is what came to mind smelling this beer.

Dark fruits again make it to the flavor along with a smoky, malty and mineral edge making it pretty true to style. A grassy hop bitterness intercedes the sweet finish along with a hint of toast. Could use some refinement on the carbonation levels and also I could use a bit more toasted malt flavors. Otherwise, a surprisingly solid brown ale...from Japan, no less. Baird is making some pretty tasty ales over there. (763 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows spicy, fruity hops, caramel and nutty notes. Lots of resinous pine in there. Bit of a clash to be honest. Flavours are similarly hoppy, again mainly pine. Seems a bit one-dimensional and almost harsh. Carbonation is pretty full-on. (282 characters)

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Solid brown pour, cream head. Malt, nutty, grass aroma. Tastes quite bit nutty, slight roast malt, molasses, good hop character. Well balanced and drinkable. Little metallic, clean finishing. A solid brown ale, maybe a bit hoppy, but not bad at all. Could make a case that this is a border line brown style but more amber like. (334 characters)

Photo of ADZA
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a nice copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger cappicino laced head with sticky lacing all over the place,the smell is quite different to most other brown ales ive had as this smell reminds me more of a belgian dark ale with aromas of fruitcake,dark fruits,cabernet merlot and some feint piney hops,it has a nice medium bodied mouthfeel which is perfectly carbonated and the taste is very different to the smell with piney hops on the forefront and althrough out combined with caramel malts and a touch of dark grapes which is curbtailed by the hoppy bitterness and i think the clash of this sweet and bitter end really rounds out this brew to give it a nice bittersweet finish and to be quite honest i like it,overall this is the second offering ive sampled out of 7 from this brewery and if they are anything like this quality ill be very happy,definately recommend and will buy again without doubt. (944 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy dirty, red-hued brown in color. Forms a minimal off-white head that offers little retention and disappears quickly. No lacing.

S: Molasses. Bread, dark malty-fruits, and a little yeast.

T: Starts off with a dark malty sweetness. Fruity. Brown sugar. All the while there is a bit of a yeasty funkiness that intermingles with everything. Mild bitterness.

M: Medium in body. A bit light for the style. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: A pretty good take on the brown ale, though I'm not a fan of the yeasty funk this beer offers up. (553 characters)

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Popeye in Tokyo.

This ale poured a hazy, reddish-brown color with off-white foam that left some lace on the glass. The smell was floral (cascade) hops with a bit of malt. The taste was sweet malt with both floral and bitter hop flavors. Not overly complex, but nice. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and carbonation. The aftertaste was hoppy. This was a nicely drinkable ale. Very easy to drink. (425 characters)

Photo of Oakenator
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is deep brown in color and slightly opaque. Some carbonation but disappates quickly. Smell is a sweet malts with brown sugar and/or maple. Detect a hint of sour maybe from the generous hopping. Taste is well balanced with the malts appearing first and quickly finished with a hop twang but not over the top. (318 characters)

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought a long time ago at DeCicco's in Ardsley NY.

Appearance: Nice crimson mahogany with a 1 finger dirty khaki crown that displays good retention and lace.

Smell: Loads of malt, a dash of chocolate, a tinge of alcohol, and a slight faded hop note (old bottle)

Taste: Same as the nose but with an english yeast twang in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied with a really creamy crown.

Drinkability: goes down easy.

I would like to revisit a fresh bottle some time. (497 characters)

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this at the Baird Beer Harajuku Taproom. A beautiful clear brown ale with a nice thin white head on it. Amazing aroma full of nuts, hops, caramel, and wheat. The taste blew me away... so smooth and powerful yet not overwhelming even for dinner. Couldn't put this one down! The mouthfeel was perfect too, not overly carbonated, and left a smooth feel in the throat unlike some other brown ales. If you have a chance, grab this and enjoy it! It is one of the more ubiquitous bottled Bairds out there!

Had this on tap again at the Nakameguro taproom. Still amazing, but lowered the score for smell and overall. Not the greatest brown ale on the planet, but close! (675 characters)

Photo of bobsy
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Popeyes In Tokyo.

This is an interesting brown ale, and the dominant grapefruit notes seem to make it more similar to American versions than British.

Oak body with red highlights and an off-white head that leaves some foamy globs of lace. Strong malty aroma, with brown bread, brown sugar and browned nuts. Likewise, the flavour is malt-driven, but not without a surprising hop bite. Bready and nutty, the malts provide a great depth and sweetness to this beer, with undertones of toffee and vanilla. This is more than balanced out by a healthy splash of grapefruit, and a refreshingly moderate bitterness. Both body and carbonation are medium and well-suited to the style.

I liked this beer a lot, and I felt it had a hell of a lot more flavour and complexity than I would expect from a brown ale. If it was available at a reasonable price, this would be a staple for me. (885 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for the sample. From a 360 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed brown hue, massive chunky white head with excellent retention.

Dry nutty malt on the nose, mild chocolate, with some leafy, grassy hops.

Nutty malt, faint hints of chocolate, dry spicy hops on the finish.

Medium-light mouthfeel, thin and slick texture, moderate carbonation.

An okay American Brown Ale, no way this is an English Brown as it's currently listed under on this site as of this writing. Dry and hoppy, it's a decent easy drinker. (535 characters)

Photo of matjack85
2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a new addition to the beer menu at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago, so I decided to give it a try. $8 for a 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date, but they do get extra credit for their artsy label.

The beer poured a clear mahogany red color with a 2-finger beige head that lasted awhile and left plenty of decent lacing.

Weak nose - just a little bready with some added caramel sweetness.

Hmm ... This is pretty hoppy for an English Brown Ale. It has a touch of caramel sweetness for balance, but this is mainly a mix of piny hop bitterness and red wine tartness. Not bad - not good. Certainly different and worth a try.

Medium body with low carbonation.

Very drinkable, but not sure it belongs in the English Brown category. (740 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber brown with a light haze, no visible carbonation and topped with 2 fingers of beige head.


S: Citrusy hops on top of caramel toffee notes. Coffee, dark chocolate. Reminds me more of an American Brown than the English style due to the hops.


T: Toffee and caramel, dark chocolate and coffee followed fast by the orange citrus zesty hop notes. Light burnt bitterness.


M: Medium balanced syrup and resinous body, little fine bubbled carbonation.


O: Found it in Chiang Mai, drank Nov 21st, the day of my son’s circumcision. Great well crafted brew with a cool label. Great one for Japan. (603 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a handglass.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, brown-white head. Settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving some dry sticky residue behind as it does. Persistent lacing.

S: Roasted malt, plenty of raisin and molasses and some tea leaf.

T: Very woody roasted malt. Slight peaty bitterness.

M: Bitter notes linger on the palate briefly before disappearing into the nether.

D: Not much resistance but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is excellent. Very nice frothy head, and plenty of persistent lacing. Nose is roasted malt accentuated with sweet and herbal components. Hearty wood-roasted malt with a little bitter finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff. (700 characters)

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
2.84/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This brown ale just didn't do it for me. The reviews seem to be mixed, yet leaning toward the positive. I bought this on a whim, but would not buy it again. The flavor was, I don't know, too generic. (199 characters)

Photo of ElGordo
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is an amber-brown hue, topped by a thin, creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a hint of mocha-like roastiness, along with a hint of mellow, fruity hops. Palate is mildly sweet up front, with the caramel and darker malts playing off of one another quite nicely. The slightly smoky roasted malt emerges mid-palate, tempered by a mild sweetness that lasts on through the finish. The medium body conveys the flavor well and is appropriate for the style. This is a highly drinkable brown ale, one that I'd drink a lot more of in the future if it weren't $4/bottle. (620 characters)

Photo of BDTyre
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy copper brown with a thick, chunky creamy head. Malty scent with a blend of fresh bread, toffee and a slight hint of butter.

Surprising hop presence for a brown ale. Slight tart, lemony flavour from the hops. Slightly nutty, dry malt flavour. Mild hints of milk chocolate and toffee and even coffee.

Easy on the mouth, though the carbonation is a little high for an English-style brown. Enjoyable beer. (419 characters)

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on apr´11.
Medium brown in color.Opaque.Beige close & dense foam.Copious lacing.Medium buuble size.Coffee,yeast & toasted malt aromas.Intense hoppy flavor, pepery notes too.Overall coffee on palate.Chocolate on the aftertaste.Medium/low carbonation.Interesting ,very easy drinkable & nice spot of the style. (356 characters)

Photo of Proteus93
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Chestnut brown, with a golden honey brown sugar colour. A VERY nice looking brown, as perfect to colour as I might hope for. Good head, very nice retention. 4.5

S + T : Malts and a nice note of nuttiness, quite modest and pleasant. As it warms, a little more bitterness comes forth to balance the flavour. I don't think I can detect any anger in it, but my palate is probably tired.

M + D: Modest, smooth, and easy to drink though the alcohol becomes quite present fairly quickly, even after only one other brew. Not bad at all... (536 characters)

Photo of tmoneyba
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Belmont Party.

A - Poured a hazy brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing.

S- Moderate to heavy toasted malt and sour citrus aroma.

T - Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.

M - Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation.

D - This beer met my expectations. (383 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 21 Feb 2009.

Poured in Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. Very strong perfumey smell when the bottle is first opened. Large lacy light brown head. Well carbonated. Clear reddish brown color. Aroma is light and chocolatey, soapy. Starts with some astringency, turning slightly chocolatey and coffee sweet. Light roasty malts throughout. Overall flavor is on the light side. Some astringency in the finish. Medium body. Alcohol seems a bit on the high side for a brown ale.

Not bad but price is a bit high to purchase again ($6). (546 characters)

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

from the baird brewery 'at the base of mt. fuji'

6.2% brown ale

looks like a brown ale and has some real steadfast lacing. nutty tang, earthy aroma with a burnt sugar complexity. lots of carbonation and a bit thin in the mouth. a pleasant underlying blanket of brown sugar and maple exists, but finds itself covered by a metallic, husky flavor and an awkward, intrusive bitterness from the hops. the taste left on my palate after each sip washes over is pleasant enough to take the next sip, but like an unnamed reviewer stated in his baird pale ale review, it's ok to drink but will not be revisited especially with the import price tag.

i have a feeling these beers would taste a lot better at the source. (711 characters)

Photo of zoso1967
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Angry Boy Brown ale pours an interesting color that is somewhere between rusty brown and a deep orange hued amber. The head is light tan and has great retention. It leaves some nice splashy lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is mostly sweet with a little bit of nuttiness to it. Brown sugar and toffee are the main players, as well as a bit of herbal hop character and a touch of cocoa.

This is definitely a unique beer and the flavor is quite complex. It starts out sweet with plenty of brown sugar and toffee, as well as a bit of earthy hop character and even a little fruitiness. This then transitions to a really nice nutty and toasty flavor profile that lingers on my palate with just a hint of roasted malt. There is definitely a good amount of bitterness in this brew and while it is not harsh, it is approaching harsh. Unfortunately I am able to pick up far too much of the alcohol in this brew considering it is less than 7% ABV.

The mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of carbonation. It finishes on the dry side and I am getting an awful lot of hop oil like residue in my mouth after swallowing. Though the flavors of the finish are nice, I am not really a fan of the texture.

This is my second beer from Japan and while both have been interesting, this one is far less enjoyable. I have no idea how old this bottle is, but most of my problems with this beer were in regards to the alcohol and mouthfeel, which I would not think would be affected by age. This is definitely not one I would search out again, but it was interesting to try. (1,563 characters)

Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.